selenium

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See also: Selenium and sélénium

English[edit]

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Chemical element
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Etymology[edit]

From French sélénium, the name coined by Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1818 from Ancient Greek σελήνη (selḗnē, moon) in reference to original confusion with the similar element tellurium.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) enPR: sĭlēn'ēəm, sĭlēn'ēəm, IPA(key): /sɪˈliː.ni.əm/, /səˈliː.ni.əm/

Noun[edit]

selenium (usually uncountable, plural seleniums)

  1. A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol Se) with an atomic number of 34.
  2. A single atom of this element.

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References[edit]

  • Selenium” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • selenium”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.
  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

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Afrikaans[edit]

Chemical element
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Noun[edit]

selenium (uncountable)

  1. selenium

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin selēnium, a word derived by Swedish chemist Berzelius in 1818, from Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē, moon).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: se‧le‧ni‧um

Noun[edit]

selenium n (uncountable)

  1. selenium

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē, moon) + -ium.

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Noun[edit]

selēnium n (genitive selēniī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) selenium

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative selēnium selēnia
Genitive selēniī
selēnī1
selēniōrum
Dative selēniō selēniīs
Accusative selēnium selēnia
Ablative selēniō selēniīs
Vocative selēnium selēnia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).


Malay[edit]

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Chemical element
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Etymology[edit]

From English selenium, from New Latin, from Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

selenium

  1. selenium (chemical element)
    1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988